Price, Jimmie L. Papers A Guide to the Jimmie L. Price Papers 1986-2003 Ms.1987.048

A Guide to the Jimmie L. Price Papers 1986-2003 Ms.1987.048


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Laura Katz Smith

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1987.048
Title
Jimmie L. Price Papers1986-2003
Quantity
0.3 Cubic Feet, 1 box
Creator
Price, Jimmie L.
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

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Biographical Note

Jimmie L. Price is a Blacksburg, Virginia, resident, minister, and local historian. Hi is the author of Malissia Said, and on of the co-authors of Millstone Manufacture in Virginia: Interviews with the Last Brush Mountain Millstone Makers and of A Brief History of Several Coal Mines of Montgomery County. The son of coal miner Henry Price, Jimmie Price founded the Coal Miner's Heritage Association.

Scope and Contents

His collection consists of four videotapes of interviews conducted by Price with Montgomery County residents, including an interview in 1986 with Elizabeth Kent Adams about the Kentland property; interviews conducted in 1987 with four Montgomery County residents, including Robert H. Surface, Albert Hamlin, Evans Linkous, and Arnold Linkous, about coal mines and mining in the county; and an interview with Frank Bannister of Montgomery County, whose ancestors were slaves and later servants at Kentland, and an interview (7 August 2003) with Josephine Scrivenor, who lived at Kentland as a girl. Also includes sketches of Kentland and coal operations, drawn by Price as described by the interviewees.

Arrangement

The videotapes and are arranged according to the date of the interview. The folders are chronologically ordered.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Kentland Farm
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • Women -- History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Jimmie L. Price Papers, 1986-2003, Ms87-048 by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

box object: VHS Tape 1
Prices Fork and Its People
1988
1 VHS videotape
Scope and Contents note

This tape is an interview with Frank Bannister of Montgomery County, in which he describes the cattle drives from Tazewell to Kentland, life at Kentland, and the physical layout of the farm. Bannister's family were once slaves on Kentland, and later worked there as servants and laborers.

box object: VHS Tape 2
Interviews with Montgomery County Residents about Local Coal Mines
1987
1 VHS video tape
Scope and Contents note

This tape consists of interviews with local Montgomery County residents about their experiences working in the local coal mines. Among those interviewed include Robert H. Surface about fossil and coal mines, Albert Hamlin about the Shoal (Strubble's) Creek mine, Evans Linkous about the Merrimac Mine, and Albert Linkous about the Northside Mine at Price's Mountain.

box object: VHS Tape 3
Kentland, New River Plantation
1986
1 VHS videotape
Scope and Contents note

This tape consists of a history of Kentland Plantation.

box object: VHS Tape 4
"Josesphine Scrivenor."
1986
1 VHS videotape
Scope and Contents note

This tape consists of an interview of Josephine Scrivenor by Price at her home in Roanoke, about her recollections of Kentland Plantation.

box-folder 1 folder: 1
Kentland
Scope and Contents note

Contains "Kentland", a history of Kentland Plantation; "A Working Sketch of Kentland, 1912-1923 per Frank Bannister"; and "Errors in the Videotape entitled: 'Kentland, New River Plantation' " [transcription and handwritten original].

box-folder 1 folder: 2
Coal Mine Sketches
1986-1991
Scope and Contents note

Coal Mine Sketches (1986-1991). Contains photocopies of a series of approximately 35 sketches by Jimmie L. Price and Everett Graves based on accounts from local Montgomery County residents. The sketches are of coals mines, coal seams, mine tipples, and the associated buildings and housing for Shoal Creek Mine, Brush Mountain Coalfield Central Division, and Big Vein Mine.